DeFuniak Springs and Walton County LOVE to celebrate! Discover DeFuniak Springs Spring Events below. Be sure to also follow us on FaceBook where we update weekly things happening in and around DeFuniak Springs, Florida.

March 2024

Every Saturday mid-March through November, Main Street Farmer’s Market

Visitors are encouraged to wander the streets and explore local farm stands, food vendors, crafts, and gift items starting from Saturday, March 18, 2023, until Saturday, November 18, 2023, at the weekly Farmer’s Market on Main Street DeFuniak Springs, running from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Learn more at:

Chautauqua Assembly 2024

March 14-17 | Florida Chautauqua Assembly

In 1993, residents of DeFuniak Springs, Florida established the Florida Chautauqua Association with the aim of reviving the original assemblies held in the area from 1885 to 1928. The campus grounds, which were initially opened in 1885, were established by leaders of the New York Chautauqua seeking a location in a warmer climate for winter assemblies. Present-day organizers oversee modern assemblies as a four-day educational program tailored for families – a favorite DeFuniak Springs Spring Events weekend. These assemblies feature renowned keynote speakers, educational breakout sessions, performance teas, evening dinner performances, and exhibits centered around an annual theme. Learn more at:

March 16th | 10am-4pm, Chautauqua Winery St. Patricks Day Celebration

Experience outdoor activities, including live music from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, perfectly timed for your lunch enjoyment! Indulge in delectable offerings from food trucks, refreshing beverages, browse through art & craft vendors, and, of course, partake in complimentary wine tastings! More info:

March 22-23, 2024 Westwood Ranch Annual Pro Rodeo

Located at the Freeport Regional Sports Complex in Freeport (25 minutes from Sunbright Inn). The event will feature the Professional Cowboy Association performing bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, bull riding, and more. Doors open at 6 p.m. with performances starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets sold at gate only $20/adults, $15/age 12 and younger, and free for children under 2. More info at:

April 2024

April 13th | 4pm-8pm, DeFuniak Springs Moo and Brew

Come and be part of the festivities on Saturday, April 13th, from 4pm to 8pm, at Baldwin Avenue in downtown DeFuniak Springs for the Moo & Brew Festival. Delight in live music as you savor the perfect pairings of local beers with delicious burgers. More info on their FaceBook page.

April 20th | 9am-5pm, Chautauqua Winery’s Spring Festival

You’re welcome to join us for an enjoyable day outdoors! We’ll have approximately 50-60 vendors offering arts and crafts, catering to all your shopping desires. Delicious treats from food trucks will be at your disposal. Live music performances will keep you entertained throughout the event. Take advantage of complimentary outdoor wine tastings, but don’t forget to bring a valid form of identification. Local beer, wine slushies, as well as wine by the glass, bottles, and cases will be on sale. This event is suitable for families, and we provide alcohol-free juice for individuals under 21 years of age. Learn more at:

South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Fest

April 25th-28th, South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

Annually, during the final weekend of April, the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival unites vintners, culinary experts, distillers, brewers, and local eateries for an enriching weekend of wine sampling, educational sessions, and amusement. Held at the Grand Boulevard Town Center, this acclaimed charitable occasion showcases over 600 wines, enabling participants to sample, discover, and acquire regional, national, and international wine varieties. Just 40 minutes from the Sunbright Inn. Learn more about this event at:

After celebrating at one of these fantastic events, return to the Sunbright Inn for your peaceful night’s sleep in our newly renovated boutique hotel. Explore our rooms, take a tour, and Book Today!